17th June, 2022
Tears flowed freely at the scene of an accident which left seven persons dead and five others injured on Thursday morning along the busy Lokoja – Abuja highway.
The accident occurred at about 4:30 am when a Toyota Hiace bus had head-on collision with a DAF articulated vehicle at Apkanya village near Kotonkarffe in Kogi state.
The Kogi State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Stephen Dawulung confirmed the accident, blaming it on overspeeding.
“When the two vehicles collided, seven persons died instantly and five persons sustained injuries.
“Our officers, who quickly rushed to the scene when alerted, were able to assist at evacuating the victims especially the injured, for medical attention.
“Already the injured were rushed to Koton Karfe Hospital, where they are being treated by medical personnel while the corpses are deposited at the mortuary,’’ he said.
Dawulung further stated that the accident was caused by speed and route violation by either of the affected vehicles. He advised drivers to obey traffic rules and regulations.